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Letter from the Board of Trade of Great Britain to George II, King of Great Britain
Great Britain. Board of Trade
July 18, 1733
Volume 03, Pages 496-497

[B. P. R. O. North Carolina. B. T. Vol. 21. P. 125.]

To the King's most excellent Majesty

May it please Your Majesty,

In obedience to Your Maj. commands signified to us by His Grace the Duke of Newcastle in his letter dated 27 March 1733 We have prepared

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Draughts of General Instructions and of those which relate particularly to the Acts of Trade & Navigation for Gabriel Johnston Esq. whom Your Majesty has been pleased to appoint Governor of the Province of North Carolina wherein we have made no material alterations from the instructions which Your Maj. was pleased to approve for Mr Burrington your late Governor of this Province except in the 41st Article whereby he was directed to examine into several complaints against Sir Richard Everard formerly Deputy Govr of this Province as also concerning his having issued several blank patents for land which the possessors were at liberty to fill up with as great a number of acres as they should think fit but Sir Richard Everard being since dead we have left out that part of the instruction which related personally to him and have prepared a new one for Mr Johnston by which he is directed to make a particular enquiry into the Grants of land which have been made in this Province since the Year 1728 and upon discovery of any fraudulent practises therein to order the necessary prosecutions for vacating the same of all which he is directed to transmit particular accounts to be laid before Your Majesty.

We further beg leave to acquaint Your Majesty that James Jenoure and John Porter Esqrs lately Members of Your Maj. Council in North Carolina being lately dead Cornelius Harnet Esq. some time Member of the same Council having resigned and Edward Moseley, Roger Moore and Cullen Pollock Esqrs having been recommended to us as persons every way qualified to serve Your Majesty in this station we have inserted their names instead of the said James Jenoure John Porter and Cornelius Harnet

All which is most humbly submitted

Whitehall July 18th 1733